Without Charles do Bronx, Islam Makhachev has a new UFC belt defense confirmed

Khabib's protégé will put his title on the line for the third time against Dustin Poirier at UFC 302, on June 01st

Islam Makhachev defeats Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 294. Photo: Reproduction/Twitter/@UFC

I. Makhachev surpassed A. Volkanovski in the UFC 294. (Photo: Twitter/@UFC)

With Charles of the Bronx out of the race after defeat to Arman Tsarukyan, the lightweight champion (up to 70,3kg) Islam makhachev He already has a confirmed date and opponent for his next belt defense. At the post conference UFC 300, president Dana White announced that Khabib's pupil will put his title on the line for the third time against the experienced Dustin poirier No. UFC 302, which takes place on June 01st, in New Jersey (USA).

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Lightweight champion since October 2022, when he beat Charles of the Bronx, Islam makhachev He has already defended his title twice, both times against the then owner of the featherweight belt (up to 65,7kg) Alexander Volkanovsky. At 32 years old, the Russian has won 13 consecutive career victories. The last setback for Khabib's pupil came in October 2015, against Brazilian Adriano Martins.

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One of the most experienced athletes on the Ultimate squad, Dustin poirier comes from a very important victory, by knockout, over the French prospect Benoit Saint-Denis No. UFC 299, held last March. At 35 years old, the 'Diamante' has already beaten names like Michael chandler, Conor McGregor (twice), Max Holloway e Justin gaethje in his journey in the largest MMA organization in the world.

O UFC 302 takes place on June 01st and will be held at the Prudential Center, in New Jersey (USA).

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